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Kajiko Hashisaki Interview

Date: March 26, 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington
Videographer: Tom Ikeda
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-201
02:08:48
28 segments
Nisei female. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Left Minidoka in 1943 to attend school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Married in 1945, and lived in Japan for sixteen months before returning to the United States and raising a family.
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Parents' immigration to the United States Segment 1 of 28 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of siblings, childhood neighborhood Segment 2 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Parents' work, activities Segment 3 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Living in Japan for three months as a child Segment 4 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Attending private grade school, public high school Segment 5 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "it was kind of hard to believe" Segment 6 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Receiving an evacuation tip from a soldier; memories of Jimmy Sakamoto Segment 7 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Moving to the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington Segment 8 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Having a special ceremony in camp for Seattle Japanese American high school graduates Segment 9 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Receiving a visitor in camp; tight security Segment 10 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Coping with mother's medical condition in camp Segment 11 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Allowed to bring family's personal washing machine to camp Segment 12 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Happy memories of camp dances Segment 13 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Leaving camp to attend school in Minnesota Segment 14 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Receiving news that brother is killed in action in Europe Segment 15 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Returning to camp to help family cope with brother's death Segment 16 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of brother killed in action while serving in the army Segment 17 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Effect of brother's death on family members Segment 18 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Family receives an opportunity to return to Seattle early Segment 19 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Meeting future husband Segment 20 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Husband's experience growing up in Montana Segment 21 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington An incident at Military Intelligence Service language school in which husband mispronounces own name Segment 22 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Husband's early experiences: deciding to live as a hobo Segment 23 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A coincidental sighting of future husband years before actually meeting him Segment 24 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Husband's move from Officers Candidate School to the Military Intelligence Service Segment 25 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Deciding to get married, moving to Seattle Segment 26 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Living in Japan immediately after World War II ended Segment 27 of 28 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Dealing with prejudice in Japan Segment 28 of 28 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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